We found 8 orthopedic surgeons who accept Kaiser Permanente HMO near Roseville, CA.
Dr. Leo Kroonen is a specialist in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He works in San Diego, CA. He is in-network for Medicare and Kaiser Permanente insurance. Before performing his residency at Naval Medical Center San Diego, Dr. Kroonen attended MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine.
Dr. Joseph Carney specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Carney honors Kaiser Permanente insurance. He studied medicine at Georgetown University School of Medicine.
Dr. Scott Helmers is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He works in San Diego, CA. He is a graduate of Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine. He is an in-network provider for Medicare and Kaiser Permanente insurance.
Dr. Timothy Craft is an orthopedic traumatologist in San Diego, CA. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Kaiser Permanente, and more. Dr. Craft attended medical school at the University of Virginia School of Medicine.
Dr. Jason Provus sees patients in San Diego, CA. His medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Provus takes Medicare and Kaiser Permanente insurance. He studied medicine at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School.
Dr. Brian Fitzgerald is a hand surgeon and orthopedic surgeon in San Diego, CA. He attended medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine. He accepts Kaiser Permanente insurance.
Dr. Matthew Shillito's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He studied medicine at Loma Linda University School of Medicine. He is an in-network provider for Medicare and Kaiser Permanente insurance.
Dr. Nilofar Faghihnia's areas of specialization are podiatry (foot & ankle medicine), foot & ankle surgery, and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery; she sees patients in San Diego, CA. She honors Medicare and Kaiser Permanente insurance.
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Orthopedic surgeons, sometimes just called orthopedists, are surgical doctors of the musculoskeletal system. They work to keep your body active and in motion by treating problems with your bones, joints, tendons and muscles. The most frequently treated disorder seen by orthopedic surgeons is osteoarthritis, a common “wear-and-tear” problem where the cartilage that cushions the ends of the bones wears down, causing friction and pain. Orthopedic surgeons might also see patients for bone and joint deformities, amputation, infections of the bone and joint, overuse injuries, or nerve compression.
Orthopedic surgeons can order tests such as blood work and x-rays to get a clearer picture of the issue. Depending on the illness or injury, more than one different form of treatment may be used. Treatment may include:
- Surgery, such as fusing bones together to increase stability, or replacing a joint
- Medication, such as pain medication or steroids to promote healing
- Casts, splints, or orthotics (devices such as braces or shoe inserts to support the body)
- Physical therapy, a kind of treatment using exercise, stretching, heat, and massage to heal the body
- Exercise, stretching, movement, and use of the affected part
Orthopedic surgeons also work to prevent injuries and slow the progression of disease in their patients. They educate patients on ways to prevent future injuries, and they treat illness in order to prevent further damage to bones or joints that may be affected by disease. The goal of an orthopedic surgeon is to help their patients restore movement and regain an active life.